The Network of Executive Women was founded 11 years ago and locally has about 500 members and growing.
The nonprofit is all about promoting women in the consumer products and retail industries.
Lori Brown, who is a member of the organization, explains, "It's really exciting to see the potential of young emerging leadership. It's really imperative for businesses to embrace women executives to be more successful."
Organizers say although women make up to 80% of a family's purchasing decisions, they only make up about 18% of senior executives and less than 2% of CEOs.
The nonprofit offers leadership programs and networking opportunities to help women achieve their goals.
Machelle Selbe is also a member and said, "To see these women have access to mentors and best practices to grow their careers is very rewarding."
Brown said, "They're going to get out of it as much as they put into it because it's just an organization that is about women helping other women be successful."
With the area continuing to grow, more members are regularly joining the group and they encourage others to do the same.
"Through my experience, what started as professional networking relationships turned out to be lifelong friendships and mentorships," explains Selbe.